PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Academic Freedom http://www.chronicle.com/section/Academic-Freedom/10/ 2018-07-22T14:03:45-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Wisconsin Court Sides With Professor Who Was Suspended After Blogging About a Student http://www.chronicle.com/article/Wisconsin-Court-Sides-With/243858 2018-07-06T10:16:00-04:00 The case was watched as a national marker of the limits of academic freedom. By Vimal Patel Undeterred by Criticism, Koch Foundation Increases Spending in Higher Education http://www.chronicle.com/article/Undeterred-by-Criticism-Koch/243528 2018-05-29T20:58:00-04:00 The Associated Press found that the conservative fund laid out 47 percent more in 2016. By Nell Gluckman How Low Can a Tenured Professor Go on Twitter? Fresno Case Could Be a Test http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Low-Can-a-Tenured/243176 2018-04-19T20:02:14-04:00 Randa Jarrar’s inflammatory tweets about Barbara Bush may be protected speech, but when she invoked her university and its president, some say she crossed a line. By Katherine Mangan Professor’s Tweet That Barbara Bush Was an ‘Amazing Racist’ Ignites a Fury http://www.chronicle.com/article/Professor-s-Tweet-That/243158 2018-04-18T14:19:37-04:00 Facing a flood of complaints, Fresno State’s president offered condolences to the family of the former first lady and stressed that the faculty member represented herself, not the university. By Katherine Mangan Princeton Professor Cancels Course After His Use of a Racial Slur Angered Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/Princeton-Professor-Cancels/242539 2018-02-13T14:34:00-05:00 The university affirmed its values of free speech and inclusivity after Lawrence Rosen used the word three times in a discussion of hate speech. By Emma Kerr As Protests Mount, U. of Chicago Plans for a Visit From Steve Bannon http://www.chronicle.com/article/As-Protests-Mount-U-of/242463 2018-02-06T20:17:37-05:00 The professor who invited the former White House strategist and Breitbart News executive says he disagrees with Bannon’s politics. But disinviting the speaker, he said, would send the message that “there is no space for other ideas on campus.” By Emma Kerr Far-Right Speaker Is Arrested at U. of Connecticut After Physical Confrontation http://www.chronicle.com/article/Far-Right-Speaker-Is-Arrested/241915 2017-11-29T11:56:00-05:00 Lucian Wintrich was at the university to deliver a speech titled “It’s OK to Be White.” He grabbed a woman after she appeared to take a piece of paper from the lectern where he was speaking. By Chris Quintana Russian-Linked Account That Targeted Professor Also Posted About Berkeley and DeVos http://www.chronicle.com/article/Russian-Linked-Account-That/241527 2017-10-23T14:25:00-04:00 The Twitter account, which helped fuel outrage against George Ciccariello-Maher, a Drexel University professor, tweeted about higher education several other times. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Anxieties Over a Donor’s Role in a Faculty Search Boil Over at Case Western http://www.chronicle.com/article/Anxieties-Over-a-Donor-s/241442 2017-10-12T20:30:41-04:00 Faculty members protested the role of members of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland on the search committee. Then the dean fired back. By Liam Adams Under Fire, These Professors Were Criticized by Their Colleges http://www.chronicle.com/article/Under-Fire-These-Professors/240457 2017-06-28T02:27:00-04:00 This year has seen a rash of free-speech controversies involving faculty members. In many cases, their college or university criticized them. The Chronicle has been tracking such incidents. Here’s another example. By Chris Quintana Scholars See Bad Omens in Pulled Sponsorship of ‘Julius Caesar’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Scholars-See-Bad-Omens-in/240322 2017-06-12T22:17:00-04:00 The corporate response to a production of the play in which the assassinated ruler resembles President Trump has scholars thinking that studying the arts is more important than ever. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Subdued Reception for Controversial Scholar Shows Just How Fluky Free-Speech Flashpoints Can Be http://www.chronicle.com/article/Subdued-Reception-for/239590 2017-03-24T04:55:00-04:00 Charles Murray’s talk three weeks ago at Middlebury College resulted in violence and roiled higher ed. What does it say that the reaction hasn’t reoccurred? By Chris Quintana What Could Middlebury Have Done to Avoid a Free-Speech Fracas? http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Could-Middlebury-Have/239421 2017-03-07T04:46:37-05:00 Despite careful preparations and lots of listening beforehand, the event with Charles A. Murray still ended in an ugly fashion. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz A Scuffle and a Professor's Injury Make Middlebury a Free-Speech Flashpoint http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Scufflea-Professors/239412 2017-03-05T17:42:00-05:00 “We failed to live up to our core values,” the college’s president said of the chaos that erupted during and after a lecture by Charles Murray, the polarizing political scientist best known for The Bell Curve. By Brock Read Through Petitions, Professors Exercise a 'Special Duty to Speak Out' http://www.chronicle.com/article/Through-Petitions-Professors/239334 2017-02-27T04:44:00-05:00 Over the past year they've signed open letters on climate change, immigration, academic freedom, and college controversies. Do their efforts make any difference? By Audrey Williams June Why Is a University’s Top Lawyer Seeking an Outspoken Professor’s Emails? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Is-a-University-s-Top/239199 2017-02-15T04:55:00-05:00 A public-records request submitted by the general counsel at the University of Oregon is raising concerns about privacy and academic freedom. By Adam Harris Lawmakers in 2 States Propose Bills to Cut Tenure http://www.chronicle.com/article/Lawmakers-in-2-States-Propose/238890 2017-01-13T04:55:00-05:00 The efforts have prompted academics to cry foul over assaults on academic freedom. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz How One College Quelled Controversy Over a Koch-Financed Center http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-One-College-Quelled/237984 2016-10-04T04:55:00-04:00 Western Carolina University faced a faculty rebellion over plans to use funds from the conservative Charles Koch Foundation to create a new research center on free enterprise. It found ways to render the gift agreement much easier for critics to swallow. By Peter Schmidt How the Salaita Incident Imperiled the Program That Tried to Hire Him http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-the-Salaita-Incident/237657 2016-09-01T00:59:00-04:00 After revoking a job offer to Steven G. Salaita, in 2014, the University of Illinois’s flagship felt repercussions on a global scale. The dwindling fortunes of its American Indian-studies program show there were internal consequences, too. By Lee Gardner Tenure Rights and the Rise of Title IX: a Looming Culture Clash http://www.chronicle.com/article/Tenure-Rightsthe-Rise-of/236014 2016-04-07T04:55:00-04:00 The controversy over sexual-harassment cases at Berkeley highlights the larger battle over faculty protections and the call for a swift conclusion of complaints. By Robin Wilson